Best Shadow Cacnea counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Cacnea counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fire39.0%
          • Flying20.0%
          • Bug13.0%
          • Ice12.0%
          • Poison9.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 130.057052.17029.7s291.8
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *100.494561.36039.0s217.4
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *104.973676.82038.2s215.4
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 100.344302.21039.2s214.6
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *95.563562.24141.7s198.6
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *89.164086.98043.9s193.3
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 86.354270.12045.1s190.1
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *87.023673.00045.3s185.5
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *95.402435.35143.6s183.5
          10YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *83.044014.82046.9s182.0
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 88.263029.93145.5s180.4
          12Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 89.302892.64145.3s180.3
          13Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 90.532678.80145.1s179.5
          14Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *87.482841.91146.2s176.8
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 87.022848.58146.4s176.1
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 91.682104.96146.1s172.6
          17Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *88.202304.71147.1s170.5
          18Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 78.793575.91149.7s170.5
          19MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *79.073477.24149.7s170.0
          20Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 83.212811.80148.4s169.5
          21Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 94.611693.58246.6s169.3
          22HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *78.553479.17150.0s169.1
          23VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 78.743444.15149.9s169.1
          24Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *86.782273.63147.8s167.8
          25Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 88.962060.51147.5s167.8
          26PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 91.601824.90147.2s167.5
          27Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 72.074320.05053.3s165.1
          28Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *76.113382.73151.6s164.0
          29Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 71.824170.35053.6s163.4
          30Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 78.092844.42151.2s161.5
          31NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 75.533051.40152.4s159.6
          32Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 81.962207.58150.4s159.4
          33DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 81.962207.58150.4s159.4
          34Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 81.112265.21150.7s158.9
          35Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 84.121943.63150.2s158.6
          36Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 78.092563.74151.7s158.1
          37Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 81.922082.60150.9s157.5
          38Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 87.891559.30250.2s157.0
          39BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *78.672379.64151.8s156.7
          40EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 73.332981.61153.9s155.1
          41Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 70.903365.48155.1s154.8
          42ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 79.782105.82152.0s154.5
          43BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 76.022526.79153.1s154.3
          44EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *74.722596.63153.7s153.1
          45Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 80.271885.29152.5s151.8
          46Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 82.321688.22252.3s151.5
          47CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.352774.92154.9s151.3
          48Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 80.311777.61252.9s150.1
          49Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *74.602342.60154.4s149.7
          50Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *67.633364.67157.5s149.1
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          Shadow Cacnea type chart

          When fighting Shadow Cacnea, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Cacnea in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Cacnea down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Shadow Cacnea counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Mega X Charizard, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Cacnea are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.